Maybe you want to make up to your partner for something stupid you've done or maybe you're bored. It doesn't matter, you've found the perfect recipe and you're willing to commit the whole evening to making it a reality. Problem is, nothing is as deceiving as a recipe. Not even those icebergs that threatened the Titanic. I mean, that lasagna may look pretty in the pictures and the steps may sound so simple, anyone could do it but it couldn't be further from the truth. That, however, was enough to fool you and now you're as oblivious as the ship's captain, heading towards a disaster. A kitchen disaster.

Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest examples of food expectations vs. reality to make you feel like an iron chef. After all, we all need some encouragement. From stained glass cookies that look like they've just committed suicide to a rice bear that is more mummy than bear, these dishes make you wonder if someone was brave enough to eat them. Scroll down to take a look why sometimes it's better to simply order a pizza and vote for your funniest entries.

#1

Was Asked To Make Food Network's Brown Sugar Pecan Bears

Was Asked To Make Food Network's Brown Sugar Pecan Bears

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
2 years ago

Those eyes! Those eyes can see into your future...

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#2

Adorable Rice Bear

Adorable Rice Bear

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KK
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2 years ago

Looks like this guy scream__1_...c861d3.jpg scream__1_-5a54872c861d3.jpg

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#3

Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

Pizza the Hut diabetbus brother

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#4

It's A Good Thing Cats Don't Care About Cake

It's A Good Thing Cats Don't Care About Cake

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KK
Community Member
2 years ago

This one looks okay imho. It's cute.

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#5

My Wife Made Croissants For Breakfast. Nailed It!

My Wife Made Croissants For Breakfast. Nailed It!

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

You are now on the no-entry blacklist of France, for crimes against the country.

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#6

Not So Much ‘Arrrrah, How Cute’ And More ‘Arrrrraahhh What The F*** Is That?'

Not So Much ‘Arrrrah, How Cute’ And More ‘Arrrrraahhh What The F*** Is That?'

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Matthew Hyder
Community Member
2 years ago

Why did they make it with different ingredients? ^^; They shouks follow the recipe. :p

scrappyrat
Community Member
2 years ago

That seems to be a running theme for all of these kitchen disasters.

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Carolyn Boin
Community Member
2 years ago

This is my favourite.

Community Member
2 years ago

AHHHHHH A BROCHOALA

Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
2 years ago

holy shit. Upvote this broccoli monster that is hilarious!!!

thebridget
Community Member
2 years ago

Agreed!!!

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Tracy Skye-Meli
Community Member
2 years ago

"Kids, breakfast is angry, er, I mean, ready!"

Kimberly Robinson
Community Member
2 years ago

Just sign the kid who's going to be served this with a therapist, now. Make sure he/she is a young one because the kid's going to be in therapy for a long, long time. Also, that's what happens when you try to turn everything vegetarian. It doesn't always work.

Monica Jfk
Community Member
2 years ago

If Monday had a face

Birdgirl45
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg your comment needs more upvotes lmao

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Mae
Community Member
2 years ago

This is not a fail, it's clearly made like that on purpose, like most of these unfortunately. Not much to do with fails really, just changing the recipe

Victor Calamity
Community Member
2 years ago

"Mommy, I'm...I'm not hungry anymore"

Matt Harding
Community Member
2 years ago

Not even remotely the same dish. I guess stupidity is a fail.

Venomous Sloth
Community Member
2 years ago

This has to be on purpose...

Giulia Betke
Community Member
2 years ago

if u want it to not fail like that u should try using the same ingredients

Natasha Forchione
Community Member
2 years ago

I actually think its cute!!

Patti
Community Member
2 years ago

I like the 2nd one better

Strange Potato
Community Member
2 years ago

I love it.

Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

oh no, broccoli is my fav ..

Heidrance
Community Member
2 years ago

looks like shrek to me...

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

The broccoli Koala from hell!

Mizell Hassel
Community Member
7 months ago

yeah wtf?

Caesar Hermas
Community Member
1 year ago

Just..why?

FatBaby
Community Member
2 years ago

XD...#iwokeuplikethis

Kikka io
Community Member
2 years ago

and then one wonders why children do not eat broccoli. that's the broccoli monster.

Juanita Sloss
Community Member
2 years ago

Scary!!!

Xgirl32
Community Member
2 years ago

omg this bear is creepy hello nightmares....

Alex Hazen
Community Member
2 years ago

This reality looks very healthy to me! Eat your broccoli!

Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

CaCa

KT Pinto
Community Member
2 years ago

This is hysterical!

Lesley Langlois
Community Member
2 years ago

Bahaha!!! That thing will fight back!! 🤪

XO4life
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks cool I’d tatally eat that (with ranch tho)

Lee Jackson
Community Member
2 years ago

I made this, I rule

Carmen Devore-Blakestad
Community Member
2 years ago

Damn! That's some evil broccoli there!

Jackie C.
Community Member
2 years ago

Love the broccoli monster. It's adorable.

April Kruger
Community Member
2 years ago

Apples and oranges. The monster one looks pretty cool. Great for Halloween.

Magpie
Community Member
2 years ago

lolol, splutteredered my coffee on my keyboard.

Rose Hogue
Community Member
2 years ago

This is why kids refuse to eat broccolli or be in the same room with it!

Mario Alberto
Community Member
2 years ago

Do not feed after midnight

Diane Diggs
Community Member
2 years ago

I think Sir Broccoli is cute!!

Cait Stringer
Community Member
2 years ago

Hahahahahaha!

d r e a m w o r l d
Community Member
2 years ago

The bear got carried away with his new salad diet...

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think I'd ever eat broccoli again after seeing that on my plate.

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
2 years ago

The 2nd one is hilarious !!

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
2 years ago

Should have stuck with the rice.

Vira Phillips
Community Member
2 years ago

It's not they were even trying to make the same creation.

Jacqueline McCal
Community Member
2 years ago

I love this! It has a wonderful Gremlins kind of vibe.

Mare Freed
Community Member
2 years ago

I like the broccoli version better! :-)

Ellen Felder geb Treml
Community Member
2 years ago

:-D

Ria Hyams
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol. My daughter loves Broccoli and would love this

Lindsay Ameye
Community Member
2 years ago

I can hear just it ask HAS ANYBODY SEEN DONKEY????

Heatherz_myBoo
Community Member
2 years ago

Oml no...

Anaka Blackwood
Community Member
2 years ago

dat mouth to

Gayle Bynum Cardosa
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a JP Sears version

Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 years ago

Veggie ewok of nightmares !

thebridget
Community Member
2 years ago

Great way to get your kids to eat their veggies! "KILL IT... BEFORE IT KILLS YOU!!!"

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
2 years ago

Is it just me or does that bread pillow look a bit moldy?

Alice Galipo
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like seeds in the bread.

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S Wilmo
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think I could eat the first one though... I'd feel like a monster eating what looks like a child's sweet stuffed animal!

Jordy Star
Community Member
2 years ago

WTF!... Mickey mouse stop doing drugs!

Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
2 years ago

Yikes!!!

未周 陸
Community Member
2 years ago

Waking Up to the Nightmare?! Or, Nightmare Waking Up?! LOL

Liz Wycz
Community Member
2 years ago

decorate the kid's food they said. Nightmares the past two nights!

Hamlets twin
Community Member
2 years ago

It still turned out ok. They just put a cuddly monster to bed instead of a teddy bear.

Sykz
Community Member
2 years ago

Both are great!

Okido
Community Member
2 years ago

So you want your kid to eat it or to run away from it screaming?

Kendall
Community Member
2 years ago

Wha...how...

Gillian Black
Community Member
2 years ago

how to make your kid love vegies

Septia Yudhi Nugraha
Community Member
2 years ago

this is not a fail, its a troll!

Maria T.
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, when you make it with vastly different ingredients, that's what happens. Also, it almost looks like whoever made it made it look mean on purpose.

Pat Hege
Community Member
2 years ago

Beginning of horror story, I would even be afraid to eat that

Molly Block
Community Member
2 years ago

I love both photos!

Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
2 years ago

Creepy hahahaha!!

MadamButterfly
Community Member
2 years ago

Ohhh good god!!!

Belle_Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Those teeth 😯😯😯😯

Sanna Bergmark
Community Member
2 years ago

Holy mother of something!

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#7

I'm No Cook But I Didn't Expect To Screw Up A Baked Potato

I'm No Cook But I Didn't Expect To Screw Up A Baked Potato

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

You baked it in lava or on the surface of the sun?

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#8

Spongebob And Patrick Have Seen Things

Spongebob And Patrick Have Seen Things

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Bored Phoenix
Community Member
2 years ago

Patrick bedwetted again!

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#9

I Don’t Think This Project Could Have Been Saved

I Don’t Think This Project Could Have Been Saved

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Bored Phoenix
Community Member
2 years ago

Jeff the Panda!

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#10

So Close...

So Close...

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Community Member
2 years ago

That's quite good :DDD

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#11

I Made A Santa Shaped Bread From A Recipe I Found, It Turned Out A Bit Different From The Picture

I Made A Santa Shaped Bread From A Recipe I Found, It Turned Out A Bit Different From The Picture

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

A bit like the villain captain from Pirates of the Caribbean...

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#12

Elmo Fail

Elmo Fail

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

Uhm, i can't concentrate on the second picture mutant Elmo because first picture Elmo has a weird erection.

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#13

Please Kill Me

Please Kill Me

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Patti
Community Member
2 years ago

His eye is hemorrhaging

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#14

My Wife Made A Dragon Cake For Her Mother's Birthday

My Wife Made A Dragon Cake For Her Mother's Birthday

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Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
2 years ago

It does look like it tastes good. Honestly the top one looks like a painted rock

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#15

Blueberry-Splosion

Blueberry-Splosion

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KK
Community Member
2 years ago

Okay, next time try berries, not insects.

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#16

My Dad Said He'd Made Macarons. Expectation Vs. Reality. Still Tasted Divine Though

My Dad Said He'd Made Macarons. Expectation Vs. Reality. Still Tasted Divine Though

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Jessica Stohr
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow ! At least they still tasted good!

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#17

Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

this is what happen when you don't vaccinate your cookies

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#18

Ordered Cake On Left, Received Cake On Right

Ordered Cake On Left, Received Cake On Right

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Patti
Community Member
2 years ago

Pretty close

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#19

They Are Very Yummy Cupcakes That Are Decorated In A Scarier Than Intended Manner

They Are Very Yummy Cupcakes That Are Decorated In A Scarier Than Intended Manner

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
2 years ago

Honestly, what I don't get is these ones that don't follow the original AT ALL. What did you expect? The eyes are those bugged out ones that come in a bag and don't look anything like the original, the nose is upside down, the ears are chocolate chips instead of discs, the colors are inverted (or maybe it was decorated hot and the sugar melted into the cupcake?) and the mouth doesn't look anything like the original. I mean, if you're not skilled or don't have much practice, don't take these liberties or the result will be...what you see here...

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#20

This Makes Me Laugh So Much Every Time I See It That Maybe It Was Worth The Fail

This Makes Me Laugh So Much Every Time I See It That Maybe It Was Worth The Fail

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Crazy Cow Lady
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2 years ago

Needs braces

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#21

Homemade Smiley Face Fries

Homemade Smiley Face Fries

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Quinn Purdy
Community Member
2 years ago

Souls of the damned

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#22

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Almost.

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#23

Ordered A Birthday Cake For My Niece

Ordered A Birthday Cake For My Niece

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Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
2 years ago

If this was homemade it wouldn't be bad. Since it was ordered, I assume it was from a bakery, in which case, no. I would ask for a refund

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#24

Chocolate Covered Banana Penguins

Chocolate Covered Banana Penguins

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Emilija Juškovė
Community Member
2 years ago

Global warming effect

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#25

Olaf Quesadillas

Olaf Quesadillas

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Bored Phoenix
Community Member
2 years ago

Too warm a hug...

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#26

Bunny Rolls

Bunny Rolls

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Luna
Community Member
2 years ago

Ah well,the eyes are sort of visible ;)

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#27

Rainbow Heart Cookies Surprise

Rainbow Heart Cookies Surprise

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Jessica Stohr
Community Member
2 years ago

The only problem is that they put three times too many on the tray!

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#28

Grooms Cake Disaster, What We Wanted Vs. What We Got

Grooms Cake Disaster, What We Wanted Vs. What We Got

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this is still lovely, particularly if it is self-made.

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#29

Girlfriend's Halloween Themed Cupcakes

Girlfriend's Halloween Themed Cupcakes

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Jessica Stohr
Community Member
2 years ago

Pretty good still!

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#30

There Are No Words. My Sister Asked For A Peppa Pig Cake. This Is What I Made

There Are No Words. My Sister Asked For A Peppa Pig Cake. This Is What I Made

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Patti
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is better than the other peps pig

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#31

Expectations Vs. Reality: Cake Edition

Expectations Vs. Reality: Cake Edition

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KK
Community Member
2 years ago

Set the eyes straight and it doesn't look too different.

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#32

The Force Is Weak With This One

The Force Is Weak With This One

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Cyndi H
Community Member
2 years ago

This is just sad...

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#33

Apparently I’m Still In A Halloween Mindset

Apparently I’m Still In A Halloween Mindset

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Ilona Z
Community Member
2 years ago

even the oreo is ugly... just... why?

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#34

My Birthday Cake Attempt. To Be Fair I Had Quite A Few Drinks Beforehand And Not The Right Cooking Utensils

My Birthday Cake Attempt. To Be Fair I Had Quite A Few Drinks Beforehand And Not The Right Cooking Utensils

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nazan fidan
Community Member
2 years ago

almost tho. not bad

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#35

We Tried To Be Creative This Christmas. It Didn't Work Out So Well

We Tried To Be Creative This Christmas. It Didn't Work Out So Well

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
2 years ago

It's those damn store-bought bugged out eyes! If you'd just put a little black dot instead of those giant white nipples, it would've looked 100% cute.

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#36

I'm Not Good At Frosting

I'm Not Good At Frosting

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

not ecactly the same, but not bad at all

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#37

Friend Ordered Guitar Cake. Cake Maker Said She Could Make An Exact Replica

Friend Ordered Guitar Cake. Cake Maker Said She Could Make An Exact Replica

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

cake maker overestimated his skills---

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#38

I Would Never Attempt This Again

I Would Never Attempt This Again

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Ana
Community Member
2 years ago

Don't give up. Instead learn a bit more about how chocolate works )))

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#39

Devilled Egg Chicks

Devilled Egg Chicks

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

Those are funny, better than the expectations

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#40

Paint Splatter Cake

Paint Splatter Cake

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Anne
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2 years ago

A lot of these just forgot to cool the cake down completely before starting the decorating

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#41

My Sister And I Attempted To Make A Kinder Egg Cake For My Nephew

My Sister And I Attempted To Make A Kinder Egg Cake For My Nephew

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

it's a ittle bit out of shape, but not bad

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#42

I Saw A Thing. I Tried To Make A Thing. I Shouldn't Try To Make Things

I Saw A Thing. I Tried To Make A Thing. I Shouldn't Try To Make Things

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Patti
Community Member
2 years ago

Marshmallows don't take long to brown. If they do burn they will come off in one piece, so the dish underneath is still ok. We did this on Thanksgiving and the sweet potatoes were still ok

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#43

Nailed It!

Nailed It!

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Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

umm, i want to scratch my skins .. trypophobia indeed

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#44

Unicorn Of The Sea

Unicorn Of The Sea

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
2 years ago

This one's really good!

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#45

Pinterest Finger Cookie Failure My Friend Did. They Were Still Delicious

Pinterest Finger Cookie Failure My Friend Did. They Were Still Delicious

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Quinn Purdy
Community Member
2 years ago

Troll toes

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#46

Dinosaur Cake

Dinosaur Cake

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

First pic: me entering at a party. Second pic: me leaving the party.

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#47

Matcha Cake Did Not Matcha Expectations

Matcha Cake Did Not Matcha Expectations

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Ana
Community Member
2 years ago

Now THIS is a true example if laziness. From the cheese to the food colouring used.

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#48

Spinach Cups For Dinner Tonight

Spinach Cups For Dinner Tonight

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Quinn Purdy
Community Member
2 years ago

Melted frogs

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#49

I Made A Mistake Early In The Process And That's Why This Is An Exorcist Swan

I Made A Mistake Early In The Process And That's Why This Is An Exorcist Swan

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nazan fidan
Community Member
2 years ago

that is good tho

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#50

My First Attempt At Decorating A Nice Birthday Cake. (I Apologized Profusely To My Mom As I Gave It To Her.)

My First Attempt At Decorating A Nice Birthday Cake. (I Apologized Profusely To My Mom As I Gave It To Her.)

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

If i gave this to my mom she would slap me into the next week.

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#51

Cinna-Meh Turkeys

Cinna-Meh Turkeys

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Patti
Community Member
2 years ago

I would eat it. Yum bacon

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#52

These Were Supposed To Be A Cute Halloween Surprise For The Grandkids

These Were Supposed To Be A Cute Halloween Surprise For The Grandkids

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Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

should coated the caramel separately

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#53

My Panda Bread Did Not Turn Out As Expected

My Panda Bread Did Not Turn Out As Expected

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Chelsea Letendre
Community Member
2 years ago

it's almost like they should have used an actual bread pan...

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#54

My Panda Cupcakes Turned Out Looking Rather Unfortunate With Each One Sporting A Grimace Worse Than The Next

My Panda Cupcakes Turned Out Looking Rather Unfortunate With Each One Sporting A Grimace Worse Than The Next

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Crazy Cow Lady
Community Member
2 years ago

Better than the other attempt at these cupcake. At least yours are close

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#55

My Aunt Ordered This Cute Monster Cake For Her Son's Birthday And This Is What They Gave Her

My Aunt Ordered This Cute Monster Cake For Her Son's Birthday And This Is What They Gave Her